Lorry ripped roof off after hitting railway bridge

A lorry has been badly damaged after it struck the bridge carrying the main railway line into Temple Meads and got stuck. The incident happened this morning at around 11am, and the road was closed by police. It was later rescued by the fire service who confirmed that no-one was injured in the incident – although the roof of the lorry was torn off.

Images show the truck, from a TV scenery and staging company, wedged under the bridge on Whitby Road, between the end of St Philips Causeway in Brislington and the junction at Netham Lock, near St Annes. Read more: Brunel’s paddlesteamer the Great Western to be rebuilt in GBP20m tourism project for Bristol Police closed the road – a key route across South Bristol between Brislington and St Annes – and diversions were in place.

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